In the Mood for Love: Criterion Collection

October 22, 2012

Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai may be the master of unrequited love. Think of the cop with a crush on a femme fatale in Chungking Express (1994) or the hitman whose handler admires him from afar in Fallen Angels (1995). However, In the Mood for Love... 

Chungking Express: Criterion Collection

November 24, 2008

Chungking Express (1994) is a film obsessed with time. Not only are its characters consciously aware of and thinking about time passing, but the film itself plays around with the slowing down and speeding up of time. The camera lingers on close-ups of... 

My Blueberry Nights

June 27, 2008

For years, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai has resisted the lure of the United States, content to make his films in his native country (with the exception of Happy Together which was shot in South America) without any Hollywood movie stars. This has... 


March 13, 2006

Aside from the box office failure of the uneven Four Rooms (1995), there are very few high profile anthology films being made. Along comes Eros (2004) that features a collection of three short films exploring eroticism via three distinctive filmmakers:... 


February 21, 2006

Several years in the making (and three cinematographers later), Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 (2004) is a sequel of sorts to his sumptuous period piece of unrequited love, In the Mood for Love (2000). Or rather, it should be viewed as a continuation of that world,... 

The Hire

October 25, 2003

In 2001, BMW and filmmaker, David Fincher (Fight Club), created a series of ambitious short films promoting their cars. Fincher selected five internationally acclaimed directors to make the films and allowed gave them complete artistic control. The only...